CBRE Global Investors has announced the appointment of CBRE and Restaurant Property as joint agents on Angel Central, the key retail and leisure destination in Islington, North London.
The appointment of the new team follows CBRE Global Investor’s purchase of Angel Central last year, and heralds the implementation of a strategy to enhance the centre’s retail and dining offer to create Islington’s most compelling mix of leading multiple and independent operators.
The new team, which brings significant retail and leisure experience from representing other leading destinations in London and across the UK, will focus specifically on securing flagship stores and restaurants in prominent locations within the centre.
In addition to enhancing the tenant mix, CBRE Global Investors has appointed Haskoll, the architects and designers. The team at the practice responsible for the multi-award winning Grand Central in Birmingham is to apply its expertise to Angel Central on plans to enhance the physical environment, in particular the public realm spaces such as the main Piazza.
Laura Wilson-Brown, director, separate accounts – UK at CBRE Global Investors, said: “Our aspiration is to add a select number of new operators, building on the strength of the existing offer to ensure Angel Central provides the dominant critical mass of fashion and leisure in Islington. The appointment of CBRE and Restaurant Property is a key step in realising this ambition. They provide the right combination of expertise and experience to attract the most appropriate mix of brands.”
Raquel Sanchez-Diaz, director at CBRE, said: “We are delighted to have been appointed alongside Restaurant Property to help secure new brands for Angel Central. Whilst the centre has a good mix currently, there is an opportunity to enhance the offer to better appeal to the diverse mix of consumers that it serves. This includes local residents in Islington, people working in the area, and those travelling from other parts of North London to enjoy Angel Central’s already extensive offer.”
The 150,000sq ft Angel Central is anchored by H&M, and also includes Gap, French Connection, Monsoon and Oasis, with the latter currently undergoing a significant refurbishment. In addition, Vue’s ten-screen cinema and the O2 Academy lead the leisure offer, complemented by a range of restaurants such as Wagamama and Gourmet Burger Kitchen.